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TONIGHT at 8/7c on @AXSTV????/@fightnet????/Twitch??@FultonWorld vs. @TheEddieEdwards @DeonnaPurrazzo vs. @MrsAIPAlisha @TheTayaValkyrie vs. @realsuyung @RealTSteelz vs. @nevaehOi4k @DashingChrisBey, Johnny Swinger and a partner vs. @Willie_Mack and The Deaners pic.twitter.com/h0dUC3V4Cu— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) June 23, 2020
Josh Mathews and Madison Rayne welcome fans to Impact Wrestling! We kick things off with some Knockouts action!
Tasha Steelz (w/Kiera Hogan) vs. Nevaeh (w/Havok)
Tasha Steelz is talking smack to Nevaeh. Nevaeh fires the first shot. Steelz hits back. Nevaeh corners Steelz. After Nevaeh connects a running clothesline, Steelz rolls out of the ring. Kiera Hogan whispers something in Steelz's ear before she enters the ring. Steelz is back in. Steelz connects an impressive running knee. Next, Steelz rolls Nevaeh through with a snapmare, followed by a kick to the back. Nevaeh gets back up. Steelz fires three hard-hitting shots, sending Nevaeh down again. Steelz hooks the leg for a pinfall, Nevaeh kicks out at 2.
Steelz locks in a sleepers hold. Nevaeh fights out of it. Nevaeh corners Steelz - keeps her down with multiple kicks. Steelz rolls out and connects a neckbreaker. Steelz runs towards Nevaeh, Nevaeh moves out of the way. Steelz slams into the ring post shoulder first. Nevaeh sends Steelz up and over with a powerful German Suplex. Hogan distracts Nevaeh for a second, which helps Steelz rolls Nevaeh up for a pin and a win.
Winner: Tasha Steelz
Next, we see a clip from Deonna Purrazzo's interview on "Busted Open Radio" last week. Jordynne Grace interrupts her interview. She calls Purrazzo out for her malicious attacks. Grace says that she's going to crush Purrazzo the next time she sees her. Purrazzo is furious that Grace interrupted her interview. She says that she has become the face of Impact, and Grace is jealous of that. Grace is all for defending her title against her. Purrazzo guarantees that she'll become the new Knockouts Champion.
Backstage: Gia Miller wants to hear Purrazzo's take on Grace's comments while on Busted Open. Purrazzo says she didn't come to Impact to interact with those lower than her - she came to win titles. Alisha Edwards is back! She calls Purrazzo out on her disrespectful behavior. She challenges her to a match tonight!
Backstage: Johnny Swinger is so excited to find a mystery partner for him and Chris Bey's six-man tag team match tonight. Someone's at the door. Swinger grabs it, and its Rich Swann. He asks Swann to be their partner tonight. Swann informs Swinger that he won't do it because A. he's still injured, and not cleared to compete and B. Willie Mack is his friend. He refuses to face him.
Up next, the Impact Plus Moment of the Week. It's Bully Ray vs. D-Von from Nov. 1, 2012.
After the Impact Plus moment, we see The North having a pow-wow about how they're being overlooked. Ethan Page is mad! At this point, he can't stand Ken Shamrock. Shamrock creeps up behind him and confronts The North. Josh Alexander says if Shamrock wants a fight, he's ready to throw down. Shamrock agrees to face him tonight!
Up next, Deonna Purrazzo makes her in-ring debut!
Before her match, Moose is speaking to some referees and backstage personnel about being the real World Champion. Crazzy Steve can't help but make fun of Moose's statement. Moose says that next week, he'll put his title on the line against Crazzy Steve. Steve can't wait to become the next "fake" champion!
And now, back to the ring for more Knockouts action!
Deonna Purrazzo vs. Alisha Edwards
Alisha starts the match by going for a back attack. Purrazzo grabs Alisha's arm and throws her down on the mat. Purrazzo rolls her up. Alisha grabs the bottom rope to break the hold. Purrazzo comes through with a snapmare, then drops down on Alisha's arm. Purrazzo hooks the leg, Alisha kicks out. Alisha fights back with a few shots towards Purrazzo's hips. Purrazzo fires back, as she sends Alisha to the corner and smashes her head up against Alisha's midsection. After some back and forth shots, Purrazzo flips over- hanging on to Alisha's arm, and rolls her into a Fujiwara Armbar submission. Alisha taps. Purrazzo wins her first match on Impact.
Winner: Deonna Purrazzo
Post-Match: Jordynne Grace runs down to the ring. Purrazzo rolls out of the ring in time and yells out that she'll fight Grace "on her time."
Backstage: Swinger is still looking for a partner. He asks Suicide to be him and Bey's partner. As Swinger goes on and on, Suicide disappears.
Up next, it'll be "The World's Most Dangerous Man" versus "The Walking Weapon."
After the commercial break: Swinger talks to Hernandez. Hernandez says he'll be their partner if Swinger beats him in an arm-wrestling match. Unfortunately, Swinger doesn't win.
As he leaves, Swinger runs into Taya Valkyrie. He asks her to join his team. He says it could be a monumental moment for her. Valkyrie declines and goes looking for John E Bravo.
Now, back to the ring.
Ken Shamrock vs. Josh Alexander
Let's say this: The North had a calculating plan. As Ken Shamrock makes his way down the ramp, The North attacks him from behind. They keep their brutal attack on Shamrock, to the point where he's not moving. Several medical officials come down to help Shamrock.
Back from the break, Josh Mathews says that during the break, Shamrock was taken backstage to be looked at. More information will be revealed later on.
Next, we see "La Wera Loca" Taya Valkyrie and Susie head down to the ring for their scheduled match!
Taya Valkyrie (w/ John E Bravo) vs. Susie
Susie properly greets Taya Valkyrie. Valkyrie pushes Susie. Valkyrie ends the pushing with a strong suplex. Susie fires back with a side headlock. After, Susie connects a running bulldog. Susie runs towards Valkyrie, but Valkyrie sidesteps out of the way, causing Susie to slam into the turnbuckle. John E Bravo puts Susie in a headlock while the referee's back is turned. Valkyrie rolls Susie over and kicks her in the back. Valkyrie sets Susie up in a submission hold; she has a tight grip locked in right under Susie's chin. Susie makes it to the bottom rope. Valkyrie argues with the referee for his call on the rope break.
Valkyrie slams Susie face-first into the turnbuckle. Susie builds some defense with a low kick and Rana off the ropes. Valkyrie gets back up and sends Susie off her rocker with a clothesline. Susie comes back with a chop and a palm strike. Susie pushes Valkyrie down on the mat, then smashes Valkyrie with a cutter. Susie covers, Valkyrie kicks out at 2. Valkyrie counters Susie with a curb stomp. Valkyrie jumps over for a cover, Susie kicks out. Valkyrie sets Susie up for the Road to Valhalla and sends Susie crashing down on the mat. Valkyrie goes for the final cover and wins the match.
Winner: Taya Valkyrie
Post-Match: Valkyrie taunts Susie about her gimmick. She says no one's buying it. Valkyrie keeps on top of Susie until Kylie Rae runs down and sends Valkyrie out of the ring.
Backstage: Jimmy Jacobs wants to get a comment from Madman Fulton about his new-formed alliance with Ace Austin. Fulton opens the door, but Austin takes over the interview. Austin says that he recruited Fulton so he can help bodyguard him while he pursues the Impact World Champion.
Chris Bey and Johnny Swinger are getting ready for their six-man tag team match. Swinger was able to recruit Rohit Raju! Raju admits that he doesn't want to do this, but he needs the air time. Bey is not too happy with this decision. They head out to the ring.
Chris Bey, Johnny Swinger & Rohit Raju vs. The Deaners & Willie Mack
Rohit Raju and Cody Deaner begin the matchup. Both men square up. Raju puts Cody in a side headlock. As Cody Deaner backs up into the ropes, Cousin Jake tags himself in. The Deaners come together with a powerslam, then Willie Mack is tagged in. Mack lands a standing moonsault on Raju. Raju tags Johnny Swinger in. All six men head into the ring. The Deaners and Mack clean house before the commercial break.
**Their match will continue right after the commercial break. **
Back from the break, Cody is being held down by Swinger and Bey. Cody throws a few shots and escapes out of the corner. Raju lands a shot, then tags Chris Bey in. Bey puts Cody in a standing Switch, then puts Cody on the second rope. Bey rocks Cody with a kick to the head then goes for a lateral press cover. Cody kicks out at 2. Bey heads over and tags Swinger in. Swinger digs his nails into Cody's face. After the referee calls for a rope break, Swinger locks Cody back up. Cody fights out of it with a few midsection hits.
Bey comes back into the ring. Cody and Bey duck one another. Cody tags Cousin Jake back in. Cousin Jake takes Swinger and Raju off the apron before shifting his focus back on Bey. He catches Bey and puts him down with a sit-down powerbomb. Swinger sends Cousin Jake out of the ring with a swinging neckbreaker. Raju rolls into the ring, then connects a flatliner on Cody. Mack comes in with a stunner on Raju. Bey flies off the ropes with the Famouser. Bey goes for a pin on Mack and picks up the victory for his team.
Winners: Chris Bey, Johnny Swinger & Rohit Raju
Backstage: Reno Scum is taunting D'Lo Brown. Fallah Bahh and TJP see them picking on Brown, and call them out on it. Reno Scum challenges Bahh and TJP to a match next week.
Josh Mathews and Madison Rayne announce next week's card. It will be:
* Fallah Bahh & TJP vs. Reno Scum
* Kiera Hogan will face Havok
* Moose will defend his TNA World Heavyweight Championship against Crazzy Steve
And now, the main event!
Eddie Edwards vs. Madman Fulton (w/ Ace Austin)
Eddie Edwards tries to grab Madman Fulton. Fulton pushes Edwards back towards the turnbuckles. Edwards goes for a standing switch/side headlock takeover. Fulton shoots Edwards off with a back elbow. Fulton throws Edwards face-first into the turnbuckles. Edwards goes to work with an inverted atomic drop. Edwards sends Fulton over the top rope with a strong clothesline.
**Their match will continue after the commercial break**
Back from the break, Fulton is standing on top of Edward's shoulders. The referee calls for a rope break. Fulton sends Edwards crashing on the outside after a powerful one arm throw. Fulton leaves the ring and continues his attack on Edwards with a neckbreaker. Fulton slams Edwards' head four times into the top turnbuckle. The referee checks in with Edwards to see if he can continue.
Edwards counters Fulton with a suplex, followed by a set of chops. Edwards flies through the ropes with a dive on Fulton. Fulton and Edwards crash into the guardrail. Fulton is up, and he's smiling. Fulton sends Edwards back into the ring. Edwards ducks the line and connects several rapid chops. Fulton grabs Edwards' neck. Edwards fires back with a forearm and Blue Thunder Bomb. Edwards looks to connect a Tiger Drive, but Fulton counters. Edwards catches an elbow. Edwards joins Fulton up on the top rope. He sends Fulton off the top rope with a hurricanrana. Ace Austin climbs up on the apron. Edwards kicks him off. Edwards shifts his focus back on Fulton with a palm strike and jumping kick. Edwards connects a picture-perfect Tiger Drive. Edwards goes for a pin, Fulton kicks out. Fulton sends Edward down with a swinging DDT. Fulton covers and wins the match.
Winner: Madman Fulton
Before the show ends, we see that D'Lo Brown is talking to someone online. As he leaves, he grabs his Aces & Eights jacket that was sitting on his chair.
That concludes this week's episode. Thanks for watching!